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    Report 02.24.2020

    Industry 4.0: People at the core of the revolution

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    The 2018-2019 Research at the Industry 4.0 Observatory added a new chapter, dedicated to the human factor: in addition to the “Skills” topic, this year we also considered the topic of organization, in the dual meanings of macro organization and micro organization; in fact, digital technologies change the type of contribution required from workers (from manual to intellectual), the dynamics of decision making (from prescriptive/centralized to adaptive/distributed) and the interaction between people (towards greater multifunctionality and collaboration).
    Observatory Industry 4.0
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    Report 11.26.2019

    Welcome to the Supply Chain Finance collaborative arena

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    Collaborations between banks, technology providers, trade associations, logistics providers and fintech companies are multiplying, new technologies are spreading, such as Blockchain, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence and the use of innovative solutions is gaining in strength. In Italy, Supply Chain Finance - the set of working capital financing solutions that can leverage the role of companies within the supply chain - is now a well-established ecosystem that involves many players, offers concrete opportunities for financing companies and is also becoming accessible to SMBs.
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 11.15.2019

    Augmented & Virtual Reality: an opportunity for the Industrial world

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    The report is aimed at presenting industrial applications of augmented and virtual reality. In the first chapter, augmented and virtual reality technologies are introduced together with other combinations of the real and the virtual worlds that have been lastly emerging: mixed reality, augmented virtuality, extended reality. Then, the key elements to realise industrial applications are illustrated: hardware (AR/VR devices), software (AR/VR platforms), and the role of users (i.e.workers). Industry 4.0 observatory has identified seven main areas of applications of AR/VR technologies based on a database of 170 AR/VR projects gathered during the last five years of research. So, the report provides examples of such applications, highlighting the general benefits obtained from the AR/VR projects.
    Observatory Industry 4.0
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    Report 02.04.2019

    Smart Working: keep this revolution going

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    One year after approval of the law on Smart Working, the Report takes stock of the situation as regards the spread of Smart Working initiatives in private and public organisations in Italy. Research results and debates with the players involved are leveraged to conduct an in-depth examination on how Smart Working is changing the face of company facilities, its links with digital innovation, and the effects on productivity, people motivation, and satisfaction.
    Observatory Smart Working
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    Report 09.12.2018

    People 4.0: staying ahead to avoid falling behind

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    HR Management is increasingly aware of the ongoing digital transformation and yet there is a frequent lack of structured strategies to sustain this change, strategies formulated by building on the business plan, in order to develop skills, roles and leadership styles (People Strategy). The road still seems long, and challenging times await HR Management over the next few years: to help people adapt to a professional world which is changing as fast as digital technology itself.
    Observatory HR Innovation Practice
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    Report 07.16.2018

    Supply Chain Finance: towards new perspectives

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    Despite the economic upturn, Italy still has the dubious honour of having the largest potential market for Supply Chain Finance in Europe. How is the market (potential and served) for SCF solutions evolving in Italy and in Europe? What business models do the new startups in the sector use? How can new players, such as logistics service providers, find business opportunities in SCF? What is the evolutionary outlook for SCF, considering the impact of digital innovation?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 04.13.2018

    New Ways of Working: Taking Stock of Smart Working in Europe

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    Smart Working is a topic of interest not just in Italy, but internationally. Looking beyond Italian borders, we see that the concept is present, albeit with different names, characteristics and levels of maturity in many European countries. Indeed, the European Parliament “supports smart working” (Resolution of 13 September 2016, General Principle no. 48). The most pioneering countries in Europe in the field of Smart Working include Great Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium, with examples of Smart Working initiatives in both the private and public sectors.
    Observatory Smart Working
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    Report 02.27.2018

    Smart Working: below the tip of the iceberg

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    During 2017 the law on Smart Working was approved and more and more companies are experimenting with Smart Working, among the public sector and SME sas well, although in a different shape and form than in large businesses.
    Observatory Smart Working
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    Report 01.22.2018

    Building an organisation for the future starting from people: the role of the HR Department in digital transformation

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    Digital transformation is entering into every area of people’s lives, changing how we live, learn, work and interact. It is a proper revolution, where digital innovation is calling the shots, changing the rules of the workplace and provoking an increasingly burning debate about their medium-long term implications for employment. The events taking place can be seen as a perfect storm, a driving force that is compelling organisations to innovate by putting practices and processes into discussion. The function of the HR Director is evolving within this landscape, taking on the increasingly important role of enabling the development and sourcing of key skills for organisations (digital or not) and of guiding the process of change.
    Observatory HR Innovation Practice
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    Report 01.16.2018

    Augmented & Virtual Reality: Industrial Perspectives

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    Industry 4.0 is transforming the manufacturing/industrial sector on the global economic stage. Among the digital technologies that characterise this transformation, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are particularly relevant examples. These technologies have been applied in various environments and contexts for some years now, and have recently started to reveal their potential for the industrial world.
    Observatory Industry 4.0
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    Report 10.26.2017

    Industry 4.0: Italy's great chance

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    Digital transformation in the industrial/manufacturing sector (known as Industry 4.0) is very possibly the most important change taking place in the global economic landscape. The Italian National Plan for Industry 4.0 is a wonderful opportunity for Italian companies, and they must know how to grasp its potential to cultivate long-term objectives.
    Observatory Industry 4.0
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    Report 09.22.2017

    Supply Chain Finance: tomorrow is already here!

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    The Italian context appears to be extremely attractive for the Supply Chain Finance market, especially due to the outstanding amount of working capital of Italian companies. However, some elements of investigation are necessary. Who are different actors that are entering this world? Which are their business models? Which are the costs and benefits of SCF solutions? How does a company choose the best solution for their suppliers? Which are the different sources of information that need to be taken into account when implementing a SCF solution?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 03.30.2017

    Smart Working in Italy

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    2016 has been a pivotal year for Smart Working in Italy: in addition to the growing spread and maturity of initiatives, there has been an increasingly expanding awareness also at institutional level and today we estimate approximately 250,000 Smart Workers.
    Observatory Smart Working
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    Report 09.22.2016

    Supply chain finance: opportunities in the Italian market?

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    A big gap exists between the real world of business and financial word and this is an issue especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEBs), looking for new liquidity and credit access opportunities. But which are the main existing Supply Chain Finance solutions? What is the real value of the Supply Chain Finance market in Italy? Who are the main providers and how is the Italian situation compared to other countries?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 03.02.2016

    New ways of working: a snapshot of Smart Working

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    Smart working is permeating through Italy, especially in large companies, 48% of which state that they have already introduced this practice, or expect to do soon in the short term. The policy is much rarer among SMEs, exercised in only 5% of these smaller companies. Local public authorities and central government are driving its introduction. The danger, however, is that smart working is brought in only because it is a hot topic, with the result that the implementation is superficial and nothing like the true concept.
    Observatory Smart Working
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